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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

We have an immediate opening within the Center for Molecular Imaging in the Department of Radiology for a Ph.D. level candidate in Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Chemistry, Physics or related field. The candidate is required to have a strong background in the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) along with a demonstrated ability to work independently on projects. High proficiency in MRI and familiarity and the ability to learn and implement new pulse sequences or modify existing sequences would be beneficial. The candidate is expected to be a team player and have excellent oral and written communication skills.


  • 5%- Design of protocols for MRI
  • 60%- Acquisition of MRI data
  • 20%- Data analysis and record-keeping
  • 5%- Maintenance and calibration of MRI
  • 8%- Assist with manuscript writing
  • 2%- Presentation of results at meetings

Required Qualifications*

Must be a Ph.D. level. The candidate is required to have a strong background in MRI along with a demonstrated ability to work independently in the design and development of image acquisition protocols for studying the effects of novel therapeutic interventions in small animal cancer models. High proficiency in MRI physics, theory and applications, ability to use the MATLAB software platforms is also important but training can be provided. Prior experience in conducting MR imaging of mouse models is essential. Must be able to work effectively with other research members to efficiently process and analyze samples.

Desired Qualifications*

Conscientious, responsible person who is interested in being a member of a team of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other staff members working on molecular imaging and translational studies related to the treatment of mouse disease models. Candidate should be familiar with Bruker Paravision software and be able to undertake digital image post processing of acquired data both from the small animal scanner as well as the clinical MRI scanner. Candidate must have excellent organizational and communications skills and be interested in learning new skills.

Additional Information

1 year appointment with ability to renew

Background Screening

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Application Deadline

This posting may be removed from the job board and filled at any time.

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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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